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Over 6,418 men, women and youth in 124 clubs and 17 affiliate organizations across the state belong to The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. We are also members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., which is the largest volunteer organization in the world, with over 265,000 members.


The following schools offer continuing education and training for our members.

  • Environmental Studies School
  • Flower Show School
  • Gardening Study School 
  • Landscape Design Study School 
Workshops and forums on pertinent topics are available to members free of charge.
  • Garden Therapy 
  • Scholarship 
  • Conservation 
  • Civic Beautification 
  • Horticulture 
  • Environmental Concerns/Conservation

State and local flower shows for all to learn and enjoy.

  • Connecticut Flower and Garden Show - presented annually in February, Hartford 
  • Member participation in FINE ART AND FLOWERS - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; BLOOMS WITH A VIEW – Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme. 
  • Flower Shows sponsored by local Garden Clubs 

The Connecticut Federation NEWS, the official newsletter of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. - ten times a year.


Encourage our youth - helping to form groups and set up programs for young, intermediate and high school gardeners; offering Federated Garden Club of Conecticut Scholarships to high school and college students as well as hundreds offered each year by member clubs.

Protect our earth - educating members and the public through environmental workshops; supporting legislation at all government levels as it affects land use, pollution, waste management and other similar areas of concern.

Conserve our resources - publishing a conservation list titled The Preservation of Connecticut Wild Plants, encouraging all citizens to "Protect Wildflowers."

Beautify our communities - aiding member clubs in planning suitable projects, encouraging their members to serve on local planning and planting councils and inspiring all citizens to take pride in their communities.


Please contact a garden club in your area or our Membership Chair:

Polly Brooks, 88 Wigwam Road
P. O. Box 1045, Litchfield 06759-1045
tel. 860-567-4292 email: mlbrooks@optonline.net


Membership in The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., comprises members for whom dues are paid according to the Bylaws. This includes members of a garden club, Honorary Life Members, Life Members, Affiliate Members and members of Youth Gardeners. Current membership is 6,418 with 124 clubs and 17 affiliates.

If you or your club would like to give a Life Membership, please contact the current 2nd VP/Membership Chair with information about the person to be honored. Include the date to be given and a check for $100 made out to the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. Also, a member's family may give one to a member, or a member can buy one for herself.

Click here for a list of those individuals who have become Life Members since 2005.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. welcomes membership applications by individuals and by garden clubs. Members of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. are also members of National Garden Clubs, Inc., the largest gardening organization in the world. Members may learn the basics of flower arranging and horticulture, may avail themselves of educational opportunities in the schools sponsored by The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., and may use resources from our state Headquarters for club programs and projects. All members receive 10 issues of the Connecticut Federation NEWS, the state publication which lists important Federation dates, club activities and columns of interest.

Also available to them are books and garden related items for sale and Federation sponsored trips and tours. Joining a garden club enables individuals to meet other gardeners, to exchange ideas and to compete for awards.

Member garden clubs may nominate a qualified college student to apply for a scholarship in the field of environmentally-related studies and those that would further the interests and aims of The Federation.

Affiliate Membership:  Available to any organization in Connecticut distinguished in its field, expressing adherence to objectives of The Federation and an interest in its aims and purposes.

To find a garden club in your area, fill out and submit an Information Request Form and we will forward information about clubs in your area.


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Last updated July 1, 2017